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Our new school - Autumn 2015

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The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015

The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 1 1st September - corner of the Y6 classroom
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 2 1st September 2014
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 3 1st September - the back carpark
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 4 1st September
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 5 10th September - the back carpark
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 6 10th September - the carpark & community classroom
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 7 16th September - moving the community classroom
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 8 16th September
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 9 24th September - the diggers arrive
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 10 26th September
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 11 1st October
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 12 3rd October
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 13 3rd October - looking out from Y6
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 14 8th October
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 15 13th October
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 16 14th October
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 17 17th October
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 18 20th October
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 19 6th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 20 6th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 21 11th October - Y6's new window!
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 22 17th November - the steel frame starts to go up
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 23 17th November - starting with the Infant wing
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 24 18th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 25 19th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 26 20th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 27 20th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 28 20th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 29 21st November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 30 21st November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 31 24th November - the outline of the new hall
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 32 24th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 33 25th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 34 25th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 35 25th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 36 25th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 37 27th November - Blessing of the building
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 38 27th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 39 28th November -can you spot the new school?
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 40 28th November - zooming in closer
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 41 28th November
The changing landscape as the new school is built - September 2014 to September 2015 42 28th November - this will be our new hall

Blessing of Bowdon Church School Building Site and the Project Team - 27th November 

A blessing service was held on Thursday 27th November at 10:30am, with representatives from St. Mary's church, St. Peter's church, the building team, the school council (Y3-Y6) and the school building team (Y5 & Y6). The service was led by Rev. Preece and included: a reading from Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians by Charlie and Alicia (head boy and head girl); Psalm 121 read by Mrs Martin (Headteacher) and prayers by Dr David Reid (Chair of Governors).

"Bless this site and all who will work here and all concerned with its building and design."

 

Blessing of the New Building Site

Picture 1 1st December
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Building Update 11th December 2014  Reporters: Isabel and Amy
Being on the building committee is a lot of fun and very informative. Two children from each class in years 5 and 6 have been selected for this and we go onto the site every Monday to learn more about the new school building. We have been given high visibility jackets and hard hats to ensure our safety. The building company, Willmott Dixon have worked very hard and the steel frame is already finished.
At the last building committee meeting, we met Darrell, the site manager and first aid man. He told us that they use clay rather than plastic to make drain pipes because plastic is really difficult to recycle. We also learnt that instead of using clay bricks, the builders use solid concrete because there has been a big building boom and the prices for materials has grown. From a safe distance we watched concrete being shoveled into the foundations, we noticed that every part of the builders’ bodies were covered, apart from their face, in protective clothing. Apparently concrete is dangerous if it touches your skin. For safety precautions the builders have different kinds of soap for washing themselves after some jobs.
We really enjoy being part of the building committee and can’t wait until we can sign our names on the steel frame!
Picture 1 15th December - preparing for the concrete floor
Picture 2 15th December - rainwater has to be pumped out
Picture 3 15th December - the access road
Picture 4 15th December - The School Building Safety Council
Picture 5 15th December
Picture 6 15th December
Picture 7 15th December
Picture 8 15th December - This will be our new school hall

2015 Building work

2015 Building work 1 7th January
2015 Building work 2 7th January
2015 Building work 3 19th January
2015 Building work 4 19th January
2015 Building work 5 19th January
2015 Building work 6 19th January
2015 Building work 7 23rd January
2015 Building work 8 23rd January
2015 Building work 9 23rd January

Snow!

Snow! 1 29th January
Snow! 2 29th January
Snow! 3 29th January
Snow! 4 29th January
Snow! 5 29th January

February 2015

February 2015 1 6th February
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February 2015 5 9th February
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Building team update 23/2/15

Building team update 23/2/15 1 What a difference a few weeks makes!
Building team update 23/2/15 2
Building team update 23/2/15 3 Looking at how the internal walls are made
Building team update 23/2/15 4 The supports are surprisingly light.
Building team update 23/2/15 5 We can see the rooms on the ground floor.
Building team update 23/2/15 6 The internal road is taking shape.

24/2/15 Signing the steel frame

24/2/15 Signing the steel frame 1
24/2/15 Signing the steel frame 2
24/2/15 Signing the steel frame 3
24/2/15 Signing the steel frame 4
24/2/15 Signing the steel frame 5
24/2/15 Signing the steel frame 6

25/2/15 Signing the steel frame

25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 1 Y6 and Reception children walking to the site
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 2 Y6 and Reception arriving to sign the frame
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 3 Y6 and Reception children in the Y5 / Y6 area
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 4 Y6 and Reception children signing the frame
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 5 Y6 and Reception children signing the frame
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 6 Y6 and Reception children signing the frame
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 7 The top floor of the Junior wing
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 8 This will be divided into Y5 and Y6 classrooms
25/2/15 Signing the steel frame 9 The new staircase near the front of school

March 2015

March 2015 1 03/03/15
March 2015 2 03/03/15 Looking into the hall
March 2015 3 03/03/15 The new hall - still no walls
March 2015 4 03/03/15 The new hall and kitchen
March 2015 5 19/03/15 The current Y4 mobile classroom and Y5M
March 2015 6 19/03/15 Looking from the community classroom & Y4
March 2015 7 19/03/15 Taken from the school field
March 2015 8 19/03/15 Taken from the school field
March 2015 9 30/03/14
March 2015 10 30/03/14 Building the brick walls of the new hall
March 2015 11 30/03/14 The 'old' Y6 and the new hall
March 2015 12 30/03/14 Hall and kitchen
March 2015 13 30/03/14 The new access road
March 2015 14 30/03/14
March 2015 15 30/03/14 Looking through the 'Y6' window
March 2015 16 30/03/14 The new Infant wing

April / May 2015

April / May 2015 1 2nd April - The new Reception wing
April / May 2015 2 2nd April - From the end of the infant wing
April / May 2015 3 2nd April - The new yellow panels waiting to go up
April / May 2015 4 2nd April - The view from by the pond
April / May 2015 5 2nd April - it's quite muddy!
April / May 2015 6 21st April - brickwork around the hall and kitchen
April / May 2015 7 12th May - the view from the Y6 window
April / May 2015 8 12th May - Hall and kitchen
April / May 2015 9 12th May - view from the front carpark
April / May 2015 10 17th May - taken from the Y6 IOM coach!

10th June 2015 - 3 months to go!

10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 1 Taken from Y4 mobile (end of new infant wing)
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 2 Taken from Y4 mobile (end of new infant wing)
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 3 Taken from Y4 mobile (end of new infant wing)
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 4 Taken from the field (juniors & infants)
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 5 Taken from the field (juniors & infants)
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 6 The end of the new junior wing
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 7 10th June - not long until we get to see inside!
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 8 Taken from near the pond
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 9 Can you spot the new hiding behind the old?
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 10 The new hall and entrance
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 11 The new hall and kitchen block
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 12 The internal access road
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 13 Taken from the front gate
10th June 2015 - 3 months to go! 14 Taken from the new entrance (Junior wing)

The new sign goes up - 30th June

The new sign goes up - 30th June 1
The new sign goes up - 30th June 2
The new sign goes up - 30th June 3
The new sign goes up - 30th June 4

A sneaky preview inside - 6th July 2015

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